Letter from Henry James to David A. Munro
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- Munro, David A. (David Alexander), 1848-1910, Correspondence, Abernethy Manuscripts Collection
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LAMB HOUSE, RYE, SUSSEX. 21st December, 1905 Dear Mr. Munro, I am sending you to-day a "Philadelphia," to follow the "Boston;" and have kept it a Philadelphia pure and simple for the same reason that I so kept the Boston. May a patient reception await it, in spite of its being, I blush to say, a little longer than I meant. I meant to keep it down to 45 typed pages, and it makes nearly fifty (though the number is higher, three or four are out.) A "Washington" pure and simple is shortly to follow. I cabled you at once, after your last, my hope that you would use and divide "N. Y., Social Notes," and I trust you have been able to do so conveniently, with a workable division. Also that the first part may be in the January Review; though I have not yet heard of the arrival in London of the proofs of this thing you were sending. They may easily have come, however, as I hope, without my knowledge. I also cabled you about the Sherman statue matter -- as to which you must let me say that I think you were (in my interpretation of it etc.) over- anxious. I assume I understood your cable rightly -- that the passage was to stand; but I felt, myself, that there was no aberration at all in my remarks. The custom of representing great blood-drenched Generals as symbols, and with the attributes, of Peace is exactly what I was moved to reflect on; being meanwhile, as it seemed to me, very handsome and civil about the thing, and about dear Saint-Gaudens, altogether! But all's well that ends well! I send you all the compliments of the season and all good wishes for the coming year. Yours very truly Henry James David A. Munro, Esq.
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